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Sunday, 25 January 2009

Great Spotted Woodpeckers now drumming



Such is its power and loudness I'd be surprised if any of our neighbours had not heard our local Great Spotted woodpecker drumming recently. In fact we first heard our Woodpecker drumming on December 23rd. There are many other national reports of Woodpeckers 'drumming' at the end of 08 too. Its difficult to say why this is occuring, GS Woodpeckers are increasing in number nationally and extra 'drumming' maybe a response to the closeness of different bird territories. I think it's fair to say that a good 'drummer' will be more successful at keeping 'invading' woodpeckers away. Image shown was taken in o7 with KM5d.

2 comments:

Tim said...

I'm up on the edge of Ilkley Moor and I haven't seen (or heard) any woodpeckers or R-L partridges. I shall let you know when I do.

Tim said...

I'm up on the edge of Ilkley Moor and I haven't seen (or heard) any woodpeckers or R-L partridges. I shall let you know when I do. Lovely pictures Nick. hat camera/lens are you using?